Young Lion, I like the reasoning, and it reminded me of some things...
I was riding a bus to Lalibella and we stopped at a spring so people could get out and collect the Holy Water. anyways, an old priest that resides next to the spring came out and asked me why the Jews didn't see Christ as the savior when they had seen Him with their own eyes. He said that even though he'd never seen Christ, it was obvious who Christ is.... Of course I didn't think of any good answer for the priest, and we parted ways both kind of perplexed.
I don't really want to comment on the Jews around Christ during those times, why they didn't believe doesn't surprise me really, and it's the same reason why most Ethiopians don't see His Majesty as Christ, or as something more than a great King. First let me say that there are Ethiopians that see His Majesty as more than their king, there are Ethiopian Rastafarians, there are Ethiopians that simply feel like He was something more, there are beggars in the street who ask for favor in the name of Mariam, Christ, and Jon Hoy too, you'll fing all kinds of reverence for Him in Ethiopia. Personally I think that as the Jews weren't ready to just give up the old ways for such new school thinking, most Ethiopians are just as comfortable with Orthodox teachings as they stand. Many Jews and Christians alike are still waiting for Great God to come from the sky and make everybody feel high. The whole concept of Jah in Man eludes so many people the world over, even though I feel that His teachings spell it out quite clearly, that is the teaching of both Christ and His Majesty.
Many Kings have been sainted in Ethiopia and I'm very suprised that the Orthodox church hasn't at the very least afforded His Majesty this much courtesy, but there's politics there too. Meles would probably have a fit, as the I knows, Meles has made it clear he's no fan of the True King. Never the less, it's an interesting subject which gets all kinds of reactions from Ethiopians, I look forward to reasoning more with Ethiopians on the subject, because individual perspectives differ a lot.